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RE: Anybody install a Water manifold in RV

Whenever I do any work on my S&B (home) plumbing I always install shut-offs. It makes any future work much easier. I think the idea has just as much value for an RV. Miles
Son of Norway 03/25/15 11:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jack stands on 7000 lb rear ax.

I use 6 ton stands when I work on my HR. Make sure that the stands are the right height to use and extend under the frame. I also have a smaller set of stands for the axles. I also have a set of ramps which I prefer to use when I can. Miles (My kids are going to curse me when they have to get rid of all this junk someday.)
Son of Norway 03/21/15 10:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Please help. 84 fleetwood southwind brakes

What chassis is your RV, a Chevy? For info try contacting Geoffrey Rosenburg at Alretta Truck Parts #508-788-9409. He is an expert at older RV brake systems. What about the repair is giving you worries? It isn't much different than doing one on a passenger car. Not sure what you mean by the air coil. Your RV might have air bags in the front springs. Look at them and see. If you have them the air lines are sometimes routed into the front access area. You should see an air line with a Schrader valve on either side. Good luck with your repairs. Miles
Son of Norway 03/18/15 12:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: More Colorado route questions

As to 4 C), I would rate the Pike's Peak Cog Railway as being at least in the same league as Trail Ridge Road, and you wouldn't have to drive it. Miles
Son of Norway 03/15/15 10:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Portable oxygen concentrator questions..

I recently helped buy one for my mother. We chose the Respironics SimplyGo because it seemed to be the most portable machine that could still deliver 2-liter continuous flow. She uses it both as a portable and as a stationary unit when she visits here in Colorado. She likes it because it fits in the basket of a shopping cart when she goes out. Use the internet to research what will work best for you, I'm sure that the Equal Eclipse is probably a very good unit as well. We actually used Craigslist to find a local dealer for her in AZ. (Just go on Craigslist and do a search on the name of the unit you want to buy and the dealers' ads will come up.) She found a reputable shop that gave her a competitive price and also accepts the units for warranty work. Note that the newer models are sent back to the factory for repair. Local dealers can repair the older units once the newer models come out. Any concentrator will need to be rebuilt from time to time. A dealer told me that they only last half as long in Colorado as they do in lower elevations. Make sure that you get at least a 2-year warranty. If the compressor goes out after that you'll have to decide between rebuilding it or getting a newer model. I hope that you find a good unit that meets your needs. The concentrator makes my mother much more comfortable. Miles
Son of Norway 03/07/15 11:57pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Possible relocation to Minnesota questions.

I enjoyed growing up in the midwest. I miss it sometimes and I wish that I could visit more often. I plan to be buried there. But I would never move back.
Son of Norway 02/22/15 02:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Older MH repair parts - hard to find? Pls advise!

If you have any serious need for body parts then your rv will probably be totaled anyway so I wouldn't worry about it. Miles
Son of Norway 02/22/15 02:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Altitude sickness

When my mother comes to visit us here in Colorado from Arizona she definitely feels the altitude. She got a prescription and bought a portable O2 concentrator which keeps her comfortable even when we go up in the mountains. Many people rent them when they come here to visit. Miles
Son of Norway 02/21/15 09:45pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Favorite hand held meal?

Son of Norway 01/29/15 01:19am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 1986 Holiday Rambler

A picture of the switch might help. As to the generator, on my HR the generator fuel hose is t'd off of the mechanical fuel pump gas return hose. Miles
Son of Norway 01/27/15 02:30pm Tech Issues
RE: RV refrigerator,, repair or replace??

I'll comment on the older than 10 years case. Much cheaper to repair. Both the cooling unit and the circuit board are easy do-it-yourself jobs. The refrigerator itself is just an insulated box. As long as you are content with the design, no need to replace. Miles
Son of Norway 01/14/15 10:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Screw pulled out of wall.... best fix??

In similar situations for my HR I have used toggle bolts. They are similar to the molly's. I use the smaller sizes. A big box store will have either type. Miles
Son of Norway 12/01/14 05:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Renting RV Late Dec. - Phoenix-Denver...All Routes Unsafe?

A winter trip is possible with a lot of luck and careful planning. I sometimes use my RV in the winter for fishing trips. First winterize the water tank and lines, you won't be using them. Instead I use water from the square blue jugs with spigots. They can be set on the counter and used just like faucets. We also take showers from a bucket with a little electric shower pump that my wife found. The toilet can be flushed with some water from a bucket. Pour a lot of anti-freeze down into the waste tanks and dump them as soon as possible. Such a trip is totally weather-dependant. I don't drive my RV in the mountains during snow. Miles
Son of Norway 11/16/14 05:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: Global Warming

It is amazing how small a picture that some people have of the world. They think that because it is cold where they are that global warming is a hoax. They don't know and probably don't want to know that right now in Fairbanks it is 27 degrees. Miles . . . And in Barrow it is 31
Son of Norway 11/13/14 10:28am Snowbirds
RE: AlbanyRV/RVone should I feel disappointed or ripped off?

Live and learn. Miles
Son of Norway 11/12/14 11:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Colorado SP winter camping

Saint Vrain State Park. Miles
Son of Norway 11/12/14 05:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 1989 Southwind Heater controls

Try acmeairparts.com. What is the nature of your problem? Miles
Son of Norway 11/12/14 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winterization

Anything below 32 is too cold. I would winterize it every time you bring it back. If you are handy with a compressor it doesn't take very long and the peace of mind is worth it. I also fill the lines with anti-freeze. Miles
Son of Norway 11/05/14 11:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Genset success, then tragedy

Great job. By the way, how do you like that Edelbrock? Miles
Son of Norway 11/02/14 06:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Beware when camping in Hastings, Nebraska

What the other respondents say is true. But based on Steve's posts about this campground and its management, I will most definitely find a different place to camp the next time I am in the Hastings area. Miles
Son of Norway 11/01/14 09:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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